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'There can be no second Khushwant Singh'

Khushwant Singh was a courageous writer. He was a superb mentor of young talent, had great generosity of spirit, was extremely tolerant and was, on many levels, a true secular Indian, says Shobhaa......

'Khushwant Singh was the best friend one could have'

'I had once gone to Kashmir with him and his wife. He would talk to the boatmen, the watchmen, at the dargahs he would ask so many questions. He always had a notebook and would write down......

My father, Khushwant Singh

'He was getting weaker and weaker, but his mind was all there.' 'He was quite a strict father, in many ways... He was quite a strict person, not as liberal as it was made out to be.' Rahul Singh,......

Friends, family, admirers bid goodbye to Khushwant Singh

Prolific author and journalist Khushwant Singh's body was consigned to flames today at the Dayanand Mukthidham electric crematorium here on a quiet evening amidst the presence of family members,......

'Only Khushwant could say: There's no condom for a pen. And prove it'

President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday paid rich tributes to renowned author and journalist Khushwant Singh, describing him as a "fearless intellectual" and a......

Big bucks? Authors too are getting them

Authors have finally started making news in India, with the size of their book advances and not just their books themselves. Ramachandra Guha had publishers vying to offer him upwards of a crore of......

Jaswant's book set to ride 'controversy' sales

Rupa & Co will be glad that former External Affairs Minister Jaswant Singh dropped his plans to publish his memoirs, A Call to Honour, on his own.Trade circles say the book, in the market for a......

For Penguin it's a big shift!

Question: what's black and white, lives in an orange egg and has recently started talking in Hindi and other Indian languages, after years of being an English-speaking bird?Answer: Penguin.Okay,......

Shah Rukh Khan: Khushwant Singh made our lives so much richer

Here's what your favourite Bollywood celebrities are tweeting. Novelist and journalist Khushwant Singh passed away today, March 20, due to a heart attack. He was 99.  Several stars took to......

'I have become Ranbir, Shahid, Saif many times'

He may not be as famous as Javed Akhtar, Gulzar or Prasoon Joshi. But Irshad Kamil is getting there.The lyricist, who has written for songs for films like Chameli,Socha Na Tha, Jab We Met, Love Aaj......

Review: Hello

October is a good time of the year. For Chetan Bhagat, in particular. Around this time in 2005, he released his second novel, One Night @ A Call Centre. And as its turns out, it's that month of the......

Manoj Bajpai the model

Though she wasousted from Samir Karnik's Kyon? Ho Gaya Na Pyaar (starring Vivek Oberoi and Aishwarya Rai), Payal Rohatgi (Yeh Kya Ho Raha Hai) has baggedtheKnockout Beer television commercial.She......

Spielberg to remake The Party

Theirreverent Peter Sellers comedy, The Party,banned in India in the late 1960s, is being remade by Steven Spielberg's DreamWorks and directed by Jay Roach (Austin Powers In Goldmember, Meet The......

Ghosal, Nandrajog have it easy

Minor upsets notwithstanding, matches went according to seedingsin the 55th ICL National Squash Championship in Chennai on Wednesday.The performances of the topplayers show that Saurav Ghosal and......

National squash: Smooth sailing for men's seeds

The top 16 seeds in the men's section, including Saurav Ghosal and Gaurav Nandrajog of Delhi, sailed into the second round, evens as the women side saw a few upsets in the 55th Senior ICL National......

Hockey team's Rourkela camp begins

The Indian hockey team has set out on a rectifying mission at a training camp for the Asian Games probables in Rourkela. It will work towards correcting the faults it committed at the......
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